Elements is a suite of interactive creative games designed to help individuals with an acquired brain injury relearn essential movement skills using a touchscreen tabletop. Patients use hand-held objects to play the games, compose music and create animated artwork. Through these playful activities, the patient’s motor and cognitive skills are enhanced.
This project aims to translate a digital application for brain injury (BI) rehabilitation, called Elements into an integrated system of hardware and software for clinic and home use – this includes the design and testing a cloud-based delivery system that customises cognitive and motor tasks for the individual. Responding to significant social and economic costs of BI, this project may enhance the provision of rehabilitation services by engaging clients in more sustained and intense forms of therapy to augment and accelerate recovery. Expected outcomes include tailored programs made commercially available for therapists that may be scaled to benefit around 300,000 Australian patients living with disability, and exported internationally.
This project is being funded by RMIT’s ECP Opportunity Fund.
Innovative therapy to assist with brain injury rehabilitation is extending to Spain as part of a new agreement between RMIT and one of the country’s largest teaching hospitals.
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